Saturday, May 07, 2005

Vicki Rozema's book on the Cherokee Nation Homelands (that includes Johnson City)

Researched and written by an East TN native, Vicki Rozema. Rozema's presentation at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville is being replayed on C-SPAN3.

Footsteps of the Cherokees: A Guide to the Eastern Homelands of the Cherokee Nation. Available at

"Footsteps of the Cherokees divides the Cherokee's eastern homeland into nineteen geographical sections and explores many of the historic Cherokee sites in these areas. Sites range from Moccasin Bend in Chattanooga, inhabited by Cherokees and earlier Indian cultures and considered one of the most important archaeological complexes located within a United States city, to the Qualla Boundary, the home of the Eastern Cherokee reservation where visitors can still experience the historic Cherokee culture. For each site, Vicki Rozema gives the historical background, directions to the site, and the hours of operation and telephone numbers if the site is located within a park or museum area. The book also includes an overview of Cherokee history--setting the stage for the tours of the historic sites. ..."


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